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How Is Your Phone Changing You?
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Technology is a part of life, and it always has been. Tony Reinke, senior writer for Desiring God and author of 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, defines technology as the reordering of raw materials for human purposes. Over the centuries it has come in the form of wheels, levers, pulleys...

Make The Most Out Of Every Sunday
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For a majority of people in America, what we do each Sunday morning is quite foreign. Even among the many who gather in churches each week, our approach to preaching is very different from what they experience. Our exclusive commitment to two convictions – expository preaching and...

Advent Season
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While every month on the calendar is crowded with appointments and activities, December seems to be extra-busy for most people. Aside from the usual responsibilities and obligations, most of us add in a host of special events, holiday-related work parties, school field trips, family gatherings...

Don't Forfeit Your Joy
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“Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:23  Matthew 25:14-30 records Jesus teaching a familiar and convicting parable, generally called the...

Learn4Life Begins October 18
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Our Wednesday evening gatherings this fall have been a great blessing to me. I’ve appreciated Larry’s hard work to expand the menu for the fellowship meal and so many others who have chipped in to serve alongside him. Key adult leaders continue to invest in our young people by...

Evangelism and You
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As we’ve seen in our study in Isaiah on Sunday mornings, God established the nation of Israel as witnesses for Him in the world (Isaiah 44:8). They had greater access to revelation about God and firsthand experience of His grace to save than the other peoples of the world. Therefore, they...

The Magnolia Story
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The Magnolia Story By Chip and Joanna Gaines  Gist Chip and Joanna share the story of their lives together, with a particular emphasis on their marriage and business. While it’s biographical in nature, it’s more precisely a memoir because it focuses on a few specific aspects...

Follow Up on the Best Sellers List
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On January 13, I wrote about the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s 100 best-selling Christian books of 2016. In case you missed it, I found the list a little discouraging and very telling. Apparently, some people on the ole Facebook did not love my thoughts. For the record, I...

Psalm 7
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“O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge.”Psalm 7:1a This song is attributed to David during a time of slanderous attack. The historical setting is impossible to reconstruct for a few reasons, but the heading and content of Psalm 7 give us plenty of insight. I was moved by several...

Inauguration Day Prayer
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On January 21, 2009, one day after taking the presidential oath of office in front of a record crowd of 1.8 million people, President Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts met for a redo. You may remember that both men made mistakes in reciting the oath during the inauguration and, upon the...